Jill Kadel

Program Coordinator

Alan Ladd

Region 17 Extension Education Director


Kerri Wede

County Youth Co-Ordinator

Lynn Adams

Communites Field Specialist

Fund raising, grant writing, economic development

Steve Adams

Communities Field Specialist
(712) 623-5521

Kim Brantner

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life

Christopher Clark

Beef Field Specialist
(712) 769-2600

Development and delivery of educational materials related to cow/calf and feedlot sectors of the beef industry including animal health management, beef production management, beef reproduction, genetic improvement, animal handling facilities

Tim Eggers

Farm Management Field Specialist

Crop and livestock insurance; Crop economics; Farm machinery management; Farmland and building leasing; Grain marketing; Livestock economics; Livestock marketing; Strategic planning; Sustainable and alternative agricultural enterprises; USDA commodity program; Value added agriculture

Barb Fuller

Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition & Health
(641) 202-1843

Healthy People have been an interest for Barb Fuller throughout her professional career.  From food safety concerns to making healthy food choices, Barb is able to bring nutrition expertise to a wide range of audiences.  A growing awareness of local foods and regional food systems is an emerging area of emphasis for her work.
Delivering unbiased, research-based health and nutrition information to people at the community level is Barb's mission, creating healthy life-style choices, her goal.

Julie Hlas

External Relations Specialist

Writing, Marketing, Digital photography

Jeff Iles

Commercial Horticulture Field Specialists

Sandra McKinnon

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance
(712) 366-7070


Aaron Saeugling

Field Agronomist

Educational programs in crop production and protection

David Seilstad

4-H and Youth Development Field Specialist
(712) 644-2105

Partnerships; Volunteerism; Youth Development; Youth Program Development; Youth Science and Technology

Shawn Shouse

Program Specialist
(712) 769-2600

Energy conservation; environmental water quality; farm safety; grain storage and drying; household septic systems; indoor air quality; livestock facility and feedlot design; manure management; mold; radon; soil and water conservation; water and fencing for grazing systems; Well water quality

Matt Swantek, Ph.D

Swine Field Specialist
(712) 371-2856

Business analysis, computer software and spreadsheets, feeds and nutrition, production and management practices, problem-solving, record keeping, benchmarking and databases, pork production, pork quality, pork safety, facilites, breeding.

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